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What inspired you to
become a writer?
I’ve always been somewhat of a writer, whether by writing
poems and short stories, filling a journal, or torturing teachers who chose
essay questions. But about ten or so years ago, I spent a little time
soul-searching and decided I wanted to pursue writing more seriously. I wanted
to write novels. I began taking writing classes and eventually I started
writing more than flash fiction and short stories. I discovered my characters
had a lot to say when I began writing novel length fiction. Who are your favorite
romance characters (besides your own)?
My favorite romance characters are old school. Romeo and
Juliet (I think I was one of the only kids in the eighth grade excited about
the assignment) and Rhett and Scarlett. Tell me what inspired
The usual question I hear (like most authors) is, “Where do
you get your ideas?” My answer is often, everywhere
since it’s a challenge to explain how a story brews in my brain and the
Clark Stevens has always had a way with women, but his
teenage daughter despises him. When his
daughter comes to live with him fulltime, he enlists co-worker, Julie Wahl, to
coach him on parenting skills.
As a single mom and paralegal, Julie, has successfully
balanced family, work and swing dancing. After heartbreak on the dance floor,
the last thing Julie needs is an office romance. But she can hardly say no to a colleague in
need, especially one with dark brown eyes and a killer grin.
Since Ladies Man is as much about raising teens as swing
dancing, I’d recommend pairing it with Cincinnati-style chili which features
two ingredients favored by kids, ground beef and spaghetti. My version is cheap
and quick which are key factors when cooking for ravenous teens.
1 pkg chili seasoning
1 pound ground beef
1 can tomato sauce
16 oz spaghetti
Optional toppings: chopped onion,
diced tomato, shredded cheddar cheese.
Cook spaghetti according to
package directions while browning ground beef.
I’ve always liked dinner and a movie whether it’s on a date
or the TV show. You Tube’s, Cinema Sins,
has added their take on the dinner/show by featuring professional chefs and
their dishes inspired by a particular movie. The chef talks about his favorite movie scene
while the host and editing staff of Cinema Sins enjoy a delicious repast. I’m always fascinated how one creative
pursuit inspires another, so with that in mind, Read ‘Em & Eat posts will
profile a delicious title flanked by a tasty accompaniment. Package Deal was inspired by Reno’s Salsa scene. While being one of my favorite dances, it is
also the key ingredient in one of my go-to recipes.
Salsa Chicken (Can also use leftover Beef, Pork…Turkey you
get the idea).
Cut leftover cooked chicken into smaller pieces and place
into medium sauce pan.
Season with chili powder, salt and pepper.
Cover chicken with salsa and cook on medium heat stirring
and adding salsa as needed. When the
chicken shreds, it’s ready to be us…